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Old November 2nd, 2016, 18:06   #61
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Originally Posted by oilhammer View Post
Brian, what all do you have? The more I think about this, the more I think the manual conversion route is the way to go. I wanted to keep it an automatic because I wanted to keep the cost down and work with what I have, and since the current slushbox is in perfect working order and has been well maintained, I thought it best to just stay the course with it.
But if it is just going to be too much of a headache to make the gas trans work with the diesel.... and I am certainly not about to try and source a Euro diesel auto trans I may as well just go manual.
Tall gearing is not a priority, as this vehicle is not likely to be going on many long distance Interstate trips anyways.
Funny you responded today about those parts since I am in Maryland Heights right now

I have the trans, rear diff with suspension, axles, and drive shaft. I don't have the shifter or pedals or fuel tank. I was thinking you could drop in this trans and rear diff with your current axles and drive shaft, but you would still need the 3rd pedal, master and slave, and clutch. Looking at previous posts perhaps it wouldn't work in your wagon.

If you want to try it, come pick the parts up any time from Richard's shop. I have a great spare geared BHW I haven't decided what to do with, been looking for a 4mo wagon myself to drop it in but I have too many cars at present

I pulled the parts from Mike's A4 (kctdi) last year, paid him a few hundred bux. If you want the manual A4 parts just come grab them, I owe you at least that for your kindness over the years
Non VW: 2011 BMW 335D and 2011 BMW X5 35D, both white, 1999 Superduty 7.3 ZF 6 speed, 2007 BMW 328xi, 2003 Mini Cooper, 1977 MB 280SL, 1977 Chevy C10 454 bought new by wife's grandfather.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 04:29   #62
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Old March 15th, 2017, 03:51   #63
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Well I admit I have had so much going lately I have not devoted much more time into researching my transmission solution for this project, but this morning the car seemed to make the decision to pursue a manual conversion much more agreeable:


I have been driving this car a lot lately since my Golf is getting some much needed TLC and I sold my gasser Beetle and my other gasser Passat. Hopefully it will hold out a little longer (intermittent problem now) until I can get this injection pump back on the Golf. Just arrived yesterday from DFIS.
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Old June 6th, 2018, 05:07   #64
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Sent you a pm but I’m wondering how this is going?
2004 B5.5v stage 2 tune and no bsm maybe a 5 speed swap soon.
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